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Jury selection set for Ohio police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

Court officials in Ohio are ready to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

Sewage floods houses in Eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:31am

Several Idaho Falls residents say their homes were flooded with human waste after a problem with the city's sewage system.

Common household chemicals hurt our health, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:25am

Routine contact with plastic bottles, toys, food cans, cosmetics and flame retardants containing "endocrine-disrupting chemicals" results in ingestion, leading to a toxic buildup and potentially a variety of medical conditions.

Fire marshal: Death toll unclear in Nebraska farmhouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:21am

A state fire marshal spokesman says investigators can't yet confirm how many people were killed in a fire that razed a farmhouse in rural southeastern Nebraska.

Southwest Idaho man injured in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:21am

Police in southwest Idaho say a 30-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting and a suspect is being sought.

Report: state management of federal lands not recommended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:21am

A study has concluded that not much would change if Wyoming took over management of federal lands within its borders.

Laramie woman pleads not guilty to meth charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:11am

A Laramie woman has been accused of supplying methamphetamine to the city.

Cincinnati Zoo rejoins Twitter following Harambe controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:10am

The Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the shooting death of Harambe, the zoo's 17-year-old gorilla.

2 truckers dead after fiery crash on Interstate 80 in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

Authorities in Utah say two people are dead after a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 80 west of Salt Lake City.

Yoga pants parade to protest man's comments on women's wear

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who said the attire looks tacky and ridiculous.

50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois solider, Oklahoma man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:22am

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

Sheriff denies paper's request for school shooting video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:21am

Authorities have denied a newspaper's request for video related to a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school that left a 6-year-old boy dead.

Ex-Philadelphia mayoral candidate cited for pot at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:13am

A former Philadelphia mayoral candidate was cited at the airport after security officers found a small amount of marijuana in his luggage.

Pulse Nightclub gates open for unveiling of new memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:40am

The gates surrounding Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, have been open for the first time since the deadly June attack for the unveiling of a new memorial.

New details emerge in case of 3 men accused in Kansas plot

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:30am

An anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas calling itself "The Crusaders" first came to the government's attention when one of its members, alarmed by the heightening talk of violence, contacted FBI agents and became a confidential source, prosecutors said.

Officials: Daughters confess to burying father, 94, in yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:01am

Investigators say two women panicked when they found their 94-year-old father dead in his central Florida home and buried him in the yard.

Central Ohio firefighter hit by lightning dies 2 years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:50am

A central Ohio firefighter struck by lightning at a charity event two years ago has died from an infection attributed to his injuries.

Man charged in bomb threat at North Carolina GOP office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:40am

A man is facing felony charges after being accused of making a bomb threat against a GOP office in North Carolina.